View Full Version : Underground or Mainstream

08-20-2005, 07:30 AM
Which would you do if you were deep in the game? Would you be underground and true or mainstream and fake. Underground and true or mainstream and money making? What do ya'll think sounds better: underground or main or a bit of both?

Popa Chief
08-20-2005, 07:32 AM
A lil bit of both but mostly underground. With mainstream u get attention. With underground u get respect.

08-20-2005, 07:59 AM
I second what Iron said.

08-20-2005, 08:04 AM

08-20-2005, 08:08 AM
Yeh, cosign with Iron. With mainstream, u get some recognition and with the underground, u can stay true with ur self-image.

08-20-2005, 10:56 AM
You get more money for every cd you sell if you UG but you'll get promoted more if you go mainstream so you should sell more but get less for each one. UG cats got more creative control & mainstream are just trying to get radio hits...personally I'd go UG but try to get a major distribution deal like Cash Money's situation.

Besides like Immortal technique said something like ~~> these underground labels are only undergrond till they go major so fuck you


Orion Nebulus
08-20-2005, 10:57 AM
Underground forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

08-20-2005, 11:10 AM
fuck that
id go mainstream...all about the money


08-20-2005, 11:17 AM
I'll choose underground, I am not one in greed.

08-20-2005, 11:21 AM
so u wanna go underground and be dead broke?
wow....be realistic


08-20-2005, 11:22 AM
Lol, obviously, u have no faith. But, oh well, if u wanna be sucka to get the dough, it's all good.

08-20-2005, 12:02 PM
hell I'm already underground!

08-20-2005, 12:04 PM
^ Lol.

08-20-2005, 12:23 PM

08-20-2005, 12:47 PM
A lil bit of both but mostly underground. With mainstream u get attention. With underground u get respect.

08-20-2005, 01:31 PM
A lil bit of both but mostly underground. With mainstream u get attention. With underground u get respect.Nice Answer and co signs. I don't need to make millions. Just enough to get me a nice crib,whip,some to invest and to my 2nd career.

08-20-2005, 03:20 PM
stupid topic, no offense, how about just being HIP HOP

Sifu Dragon
08-20-2005, 04:17 PM
^stupid post....no offense

co-sign with Iron 3

08-20-2005, 09:16 PM
Underground and just enough!

Big Bad Man
08-20-2005, 09:32 PM
Fuck that shite. Id be me! I would keep it real and hope to be commercially successful as all do. But if being me meant I wasnt successful Id walk away and do something else. Lotta people hate on those who end up commercially succesfull, but if it just happens as a bonus then I dont get why u can hate on that.

08-20-2005, 09:39 PM
Being underground and independent you make the same, if not more money (if you are a known underground artist) than a mainstream artist would make.

JT The Bigga Figga - sells 100,000 copies at 10 bucks a cd
50 Cent - sells a million copies, and recieves a dollar a piece ;)

Being a known, underground/independant artist has it's upside to things.

JT is making money off The Game still, by releasing all his old music because JT owns the rights to it because Aftermath wouldn't buy the masters for 500gs or some shit. Now JT got enough of the masters for 3 albums from The Game or some shit and be making alot of money off dude.

08-20-2005, 10:01 PM
Being smart business minded helps if you are independent or underground. Mainstream too.